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Definitions of indirect:
  • adjective:   not as a direct effect or consequence
    Example: "Indirect benefits"
  • adjective:   not direct in spatial dimension; not leading by a straight line or course to a destination
    Example: "Sometimes taking an indirect path saves time"
  • adjective:   extended senses; not direct in manner or language or behavior or action
    Example: "Making indirect but legitimate inquiries"
  • adjective:   having intervening factors or persons or influences
    Example: "Reflection from the ceiling provided a soft indirect light"
  • adjective:   descended from a common ancestor but through different lines
    Example: "An indirect descendant of the Stuarts"

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